Nominations for 14th annual Junior Achievement Corridor Business Hall of Fame due

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa is currently accepting nominations for three elite individuals to be inducted as Laureates and one to be inducted as a Young Entrepreneur to the 2013 Corridor Business Hall of Fame. Nominations for these prestigious awards will be accepted until Wednesday, March 13th.

Individuals inducted into the Corridor Business Hall of Fame are outstanding business leaders who have made legendary contributions to the free enterprise system. Nominations are made by members of the community then selected by an independent committee. The event is a black tie gala held in honor of the honorees on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the Cedar Rapids Marriott, 1200 Collins Road NE. Highlights of the evening will include video biographies of each laureate being honored.

Individuals are encouraged to nominate business leaders who have accomplished significant business and personal goals while making Eastern Iowa a better place to live. These individuals:

• made an IMPACT on their industry or organization

• bestow INTEGRITY as an ethical business leader

• are committed to bettering the COMMUNITY as a whole

• display LEADERSHIP qualities, which allow them to be exemplary

role models for all of us – especially the children of Eastern Iowa

• exhibit an ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT in starting or significantly advancing local business

Nominees for the Young Entrepreneur Award must exemplify the above qualities, have started or purchased a business, be a current or previous resident of the Cedar Rapids or Iowa City area and be 40 years of age or younger at the time of the event.

To obtain a nomination form click here for a laureate nomination form or click here for a young entrepreneur nomination form. Visit or e-mail to request a form.

Junior Achievement helps young people recognize how their talents and abilities can create better lives for themselves and for those around them. The Corridor Business Hall of Fame honors Eastern Iowa (Benton, Delaware, Iowa, Johnson, Jones and Linn counties) business people who have shown by example the importance of achieving a high level of success both personally and professionally. This event is also intended to encourage and inspire young people to become productive citizens by contributing to their communities.

Past Business Hall of Fame Laureates: Arthur Collins, Howard Hall, Russell Knapp, William Quarton, Robert Kazimour, Lee Liu, LeRoy Skogman, George C. Forestner, Abbott Lipsky, Dr. Lee Noel, Robert W. Allsop, John W. Buchanan, Jack D. Cosgrove, Dr. Norm Nielsen, Charles William Seedorff, Henry B. Tippie, Arthur L. Christoffersen, Russell A. Gerdin, A. James Tinker, Bert and Henry Katz, Cheryle W. Mitvalsky, Herbert A. Wilson, Harold M. Becker, Willis (Bill) M. Bywater, Henry Royer, Mary Quass, Albert P. Ruffalo, John M. Smith, Rex Eno, Emmett Scherrman, Robert W. Verhille, Dr. Dick Ferguson, Dwight Hughes, Jr., Scotty McIntyre, Willard “Sandy” Boyd, Wayne Engle, Steve West, John C. Bloomhall, Tony Golobic and Jon Kinzenbaw

Past Young Entrepreneurs: Chris & Suzy DeWolf and Chris Klitgaard

About Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa (JAEI)

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.2 million students per year in more than 120 markets across the United States, with an additional 6.5 million students served by operations in 120 other countries worldwide. Locally, 41,572 students receive Junior Achievement programming. Visit for more information.

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